kdebindings problems & questions

Ralf Nolden nolden at kde.org
Sun Jan 12 03:48:08 GMT 2003

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while desperately trying to build kdebindings packages for the 3.1 release on 
Debian, I took Karolina Lindquist's sources and modified the setup to match 
the other KDE modules. Then I found a couple of things where I have some 
questions and where I'd need some help :-)

The most serious thing is that in kdejava using builddir != srcdir doesn't 
work. I never hit this error ever, but the argument list for the shell was 
too long. Matze compiled it also and it worked for him - but with builddir == 
srcdir. So, obviously due to the java_JAVA target equals EXTRA_DIST, which is 
over 4000 files in kdejava/koala/org/kde, using srcdir != builddir will 
exceed the 32 k limit for command line arguments. I'm building now with 
srcdir = builddir, but anyway, the maintainers ( hi Rich :-)) should take 
care of that and split up the targets into separate sections for each KDE 
library where a java binding gets created.

Now, for building the whole package, I assume that with Python directory the 
path to the python modules that get installed locally are meant. So I set 
this to /usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages as it seems that python 2.2 is 

checking for Python directory... /usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages
checking for Python2.2... header /usr/include/python2.2 library 
/usr/lib/python2.2/config modules /usr/lib/python2.2
checking if a Python application links... yes

As can be seen above, python works on Debian woody :-) but anyway, I get this:

checking if dcoppython should be compiled... no

at the end of configure. Which obviously belongs to:
cat dcoppython/configure.in.in

if test -z "$LIBPYTHON" || test -z "$PYTHONINC"; then

So, what the heck should I do to make dcoppython compile ? :-) Advice not paid 
for but thankfully appreciated because it's 4:45 am and I'm tired :-)

Last thing is Java. Although I'm using j2sdk1.3:
checking for Java... java JDK in /usr/lib/j2se/1.3/bin

and kdejava / qtjava is set to be compiled, I get:
checking if dcopjava should be compiled... no

Can one of the java gurus explain me the difference between:

kdejava/configure.in.in :


and KDE_CHECK_JAVA([dcopjava]) ?? Thanks :-)

For the objective-c stuff I probably need more digging :-)


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